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October 4, 2019 3:38 pm

Palestinian Rioter Killed on Israel-Gaza Border, Amid Renewed Unrest

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Palestinian Islamic jihad members display rockets during a military show marking the 32nd anniversary of the organization’s founding, in the central Gaza Strip, Oct. 3, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.

Around 6,000 Palestinians rioted on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, and one was killed.

The demonstrators hurled explosive devices, grenades, firebombs, burning tires and rocks toward IDF troops, who responded with riot-dispersal means.

In addition to the fatality, 40 Palestinians were wounded on Friday, 18 of whom were hit by live fire, according to the Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

In the past, Gaza-based terror groups have sometimes retaliated for the deaths of Palestinian rioters on the border with rocket fire into southern Israel.

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IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi toured the Gaza border area on Friday as the unrest unfolded and praised troops for their efforts to quell the disturbances.

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